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Determination of mercury in mineral samples by employing a high temperature volatilization technique and activation analysis

  • M. Bichler
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Abstract

A high temperature volatilization technique was applied to lower the detection limit for the determination of mercury in mineral samples by neutron activation analysis to the 10–15 pg range. Activated charcoal was used to trap evaporated mercury. Geologic standard samples and weathering crusts from limestone buildings were analyzed. The data obtained indicate how the concentration of air pollutants varies.

Keywords

Physical Chemistry Mercury Inorganic Chemistry Detection Limit Charcoal 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Bichler
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  1. 1.Atominstitut der Österreichischen UniversitätenWienAustria

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